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TRAVELS AMONGST THE GREAT ANDES OF THE EQUATOR 3 Volumes Edward Whymper 1891-92 1st UK ed Very Good
By Whymper, Edward
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London, 1891-1892, 1st UK edition. Volume 1 (1892): 456 pp, 20 plates, many illustrations, 4 maps. Volume 2 (1891): 147 pp, 22 engraved plates with 42 illustrations in the text of genera and species. Original olive green or tan colored cloth hardcover with gold letters and decoration, some rubbing, spine fading and bumps to corners and may have former owners' book plates inside and/or be mismatched by cover color. Both hardcover volumes are in Very Good condition. The third Volume is the booklet "How To Use The Aneroid Barometer."

Extra postage charges may apply, for Media Mail, International Mail and Priority Mail as this book set is heavy!

Volume 1 is divided into the following sections:
  • From London to Guaranda
  • From Guaranda to the first camp on Chimborazo
  • The first ascent of Chimborazo
  • From Chuquipoquio to Ambato, Latacunga, and Machachi
  • On an ascent of Corazon, and walks in the lanes of Machachi
  • On Cotopaxi and Illinzia
  • The ascent of Cotopaxi, and a night on the summit
  • The first ascent of Sincholagua
  • On Quito and the Quitonians
  • The first ascent of Antisana
  • Upon an ascent of Pichincha
  • The first ascent of Cayambe
  • The first ascent of Sara-urcu
  • On the province of Imbabura, and the first ascent of Cotocachi
  • A visit to the pyramids of Quito
  • Upon a walk on the Quito road, and a journey to Altar
  • The first ascent of Carihuairazo
  • On the second ascent of Chimborazo
  • Upon some results of the journey
  • Return to Guayaquil - conclusion
  • Appendix
Illustrations include: Chimborazo, from the Slopes above Guaranda; Chimborazo, from a little above the third camp; ice-cliffs under the summits of Chimborazo; carried on the litter into Ambato; Cotopaxi ( 19,613 feet ), from the Hacienda of S. Rosario; part of the interior of the Crater of Cotopaxi; Antisana ( 19,335 feet ), seen from the Hacienda; at camp on the Equator, at Corredor Machai; etc. etc.

Volume two is the supplementary appendix and is the UK first edition, first impression published by John Murray in 1891. It has numerous illustrations and may have unopened (unread) pages.

The great classic of Ecuadorean climbing - Whymper's account of the first ascent of Chimborazo, the "Highest mountain in the world" if you measure from the center of the earth.
 
A name known to everyone with an interest in mountain climbing and its history is Edward Whymper, who was responsible for many first ascents and climbing feats in the Golden age of Climbing he is best known for his exploits in the Alps. In particular, after six failures, he finally led his party to the first ascent of the Matterhorn. On the descent came the disaster when four of the party slipped and were killed, and only the "breaking" - or, as some probably unfairly maintain, the "cutting" - of the rope saved Whymper and two of the guides from the same fate.

The account of his attempts on the Matterhorn largely fills the greater part of his classic Scrambles Amongst the Alps (1871).

This book describes his subsequent expedition to Ecuador, designed primarily to collect data for the study of mountain sickness and of the physical effects of altitude. During 1880 Whymper twice ascended the previously unclimbed Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador and once considered the highest mountain in the world. (And ironically it is the highest mountain in the world if you measure from the center of the earth, as it is near the equator and the earth bulges at the equator!)

He also spent a night on the summit of Cotopaxi, and made first ascents of half dozen other great peaks. In 1892 he published the results of his journey in Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator. The publication of this work was recognized by the Royal Geographical Society who awarded him Patrons Medal. 

This is the incredibly rare Edward Whymper Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator. A nice copy of this scarce book by the celebrated British illustrator and engraver, explorer and mountaineer, Edward Whymper [1840-1911]. Twenty-three years after his triumphant and disastrous conquest of the Matterhorn, Whymper turned his attention to the soaring Andes peaks of Ecuador. As DNB states, "From a climber's point of view the expedition was completely successful. The summits of Chimborazo (20,948 feet) and six other mountains between 15,000 and 20,000 feet were reached for the first time. A night was spent on the top of Cotopaxi (19,613 feet), and the features of that great volcano were thoroughly studied. From the wider points of view of the geographer, the geologist, and the general traveller, Whymper brought home much valuable material, which was carefully condensed and embodied in [this book]."

Jill Neate states that, "This book was the first of the few great mountaineering classics of South American mountaineering literature. It remains essential reading for anyone visiting Ecuador."

Whymper was also one of the leading wood-engravers of his time and engraved the many superb illustrations in these volumes. One of the ostensible reasons for this expedition was for scientific investigation of mountain-sickness. His findings and conclusions were correct as to its cause, and he makes suggestions for improving the unreliable aneroid barometer. For this work Whymper was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's highest honor, the "Patron's Medal."

From the Introduction: "It will be within the knowledge of most of those who take up this book that it has long been much debated whether human life can be sustained at great altitudes above the level of the sea in such a manner as will permit of the accomplishment of useful work. The most opposite statements and opinions have been advanced concerning this matter. The extremes range from saying that fatal results may occur, and have occurred, from some obscure cause, at comparatively moderate elevations, down to that no effects whatever have been experienced at the greatest heights which have been attained.

Allegations of the latter class may be set aside for the present, for the evidence is overwhelming that, from 14,000 feet above the level of the sea and upwards, serious inconveniences have occurred; that prostration ( amounting in the more extreme cases to incapacitation has been experienced; and that, in some instances, perhaps, even death has resulted through some cause which operates at great elevations....."


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